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Giving Thanks from Headquarters

Published on November 26th, 2019

by Craig Leweck, Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Since 1997, Scuttlebutt has strived to be a reliable and responsible source for sailing information, and much like all news media, the effort to fulfill that task has not gotten easier. We could not continue doing what we do without support for which I am immensely thankful…

Clients: While Scuttlebutt began as a hobby, our presence soon earned the attention of the marine industry. The first to bash down our door was Ullman Sails, which remains our longest continuous supporter, with our client portfolio today representing the best in the business. If you plan to do holiday shopping, please do so with Scuttlebutt advertisers … click here.

Colleagues: When you are as old as we are, you get to meet the many great contributors to the sport. The story writers, photographers, and endless sport boosters keep us in tune, permitting a continuous flow of information. With October 2019 having 324 published items and 27 newsletters, we’d sink without our many great colleagues.

Family: The long hours to do the job right has required sacrifice for those around me, of which my wife Lisa carries the greatest load. When Scuttlebutt HQ is where she lives, my Curmudgeonly moods are not what she ever needs. But she and I have been sailing together since our first date, and 33 years later we continue to take our mixed team to the race course, nowadays on our lovely Alerion Express 28.

Assistance: I’m often asked how many people work at HQ, and while I wish there was a massive team to save me from myself, the hallways are quiet aside from my ever-shedding golden retriever. However, none of this would be possible without the assistance of Joanne O’Dea who has been my safety net now for over five years. Thank you!

Buttheads: At the risk of tripping the global internet filters, this original term of our faithful readership is who we live for. The publication has never been about us but rather about the sport we love and those that embrace it. Thank you to everyone that makes Scuttlebutt part of their day.

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